Practice Advisory: Assisting Afghan Evacuees

Last Updated

September 16, 2022

Tens of thousands of Afghan citizens have been evacuated from Afghanistan over the past several months. The majority of them have entered the United States in parole status, which is not a permanent status. This practice advisory provides an overview of the various immigration benefits these Afghans might qualify for, including asylum, Special Immigrant Visas and adjustment of status through a family-based petition. The advisory also discusses public benefits available to Afghans. Finally, it discusses legal options, such as humanitarian parole and refugee processing, for those who remain in Afghanistan.